RYAN Fraser revealed a change of diet had proved the catalyst behind his match-changing contribution to Cherries' victory over Liverpool, which he called "one of the happiest moments of my life".

Fraser replaced Junior Stanislas with 35 minutes to play and the game seemingly beyond Eddie Howe's side, who were trailing 2-0 and struggling to lay a glove on the Merseysiders.

On what was just his sixth Premier League appearance, the 22-year-old promptly won his side a penalty, before going on to score and then deliver the cross from which Steve Cook drew Cherries level at 3-3.

"It is one of the happiest moments of my life," said Fraser. "To get a goal, an assist and win the penalty, I think I'm the happiest player in Dean Court right now.

"Every club has players who can win them games but we are a team with no individuals.

"We play for each other, we want each other to do well and I think the gaffer instils that in us. We are a big family and I think that shows on the pitch when we fight for each other."

Fraser, whose goal was his first for Cherries since he scored in an FA Cup mauling of Rotherham in January last year, was only 18 when he was signed by Howe from Aberdeen four years ago.

His performance against Liverpool was all the more special, coming as it did with his mum in the stands.

"My mum is down from Aberdeen," said Fraser. "This is the first time she has visited this season and I got the goal and everything, it was nice to do that.

"I joined from Aberdeen with big hype after playing quite a lot of games for Aberdeen. The Scottish media had hyped me up and I maybe didn’t do as well as everyone thought I would.

"The gaffer said letting me go on loan to Ipswich last season was one of the hardest things he's had to do. But he thought that was best for me rather than keeping me here and not progressing.

"That did me the world of good, it gave me loads of confidence."

Fraser also admitted he's had to forego his junk food in order to progress.

"I'm getting older and stronger," he said. "I came down when I was just a little boy.

"I’m 22 now and need to bulk up. I am in the gym most days and I eat well. I used to eat my Domino's and chocolate, stuff like that, but now I eat perfectly. It's all coming together."

With Stanislas likely to face an extended absence, Fraser will now hope to add to his two top-flight starts.

"I will go into training tomorrow being the same person I have been for the last three years," he said.

"I'll keep my feet on the ground. If I play, I play and take my opportunity. If I don’t I'll wait for my next opportunity."